Once the two distillates are mixed, Rimmer adds rose and cucumber essences that have been cold-extracted off-site. The addition of flavor after the distillation process means that Hendrick’s can’t technically be called a London dry gin. With a London dry gin, like Bombay Sapphire or Beefeater’s, all of the flavor compounds are distilled together and the only things that are added after the fact are water, and occasionally sugar. Hendrick’s is instead known as a “distilled gin.”
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Once the two distillates are mixed, Rimmer adds rose and cucumber essences that have been cold-extracted off-site. The addition of flavor after the distillation process means that Hendrick’s can’t technically be called a London dry gin. With a London dry gin, like Bombay Sapphire or Beefeater’s, all of the flavor compounds are distilled together and the only things that are added after the fact are water, and occasionally sugar. Hendrick’s is instead known as a “distilled gin.”